November 1, 2022

California –

Healthcare Workforce Advancement Fund Program

Governor Newsom’s 22/23 budget approved in AB 178, $25 million in General Fund for ETP to support job entry and career advancement for entry-level positions and other workers in the healthcare and human service settings. Funding for the HWAF is a onetime appropriation from the General Fund to ETP.

The intent of the funding appropriation is an investment in expanding the healthcare economy workforce across the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (Labor Agency) and California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS), to create more innovative and accessible opportunities to recruit, train, hire, and advance an ethnically and culturally inclusive healthcare and human services workforce, with improved diversity, wages, and health equity outcomes.

For more details on the program, view the full Healthcare Workforce Advancement Fund Program Guidelines.

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